Cost Share Made Easy: Your Go-To Resource for a Smooth 2023 Application

As we transition into the fall season, the Organic Certification Cost Share Program (OCCSP) deadline is rapidly approaching. If your head is spinning trying to figure out what you need to do to receive Organic Cost Share funding for 2023, look no further! Read on to discover the information you need to complete a submission […]

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Organic Certification Just Got More Affordable!

USDA Increases Funding for Organic Cost Share Program The USDA has increased funding for the Organic Certification Cost Share Program (OCCSP). This means that organic producers and handlers can now receive up to 75% of their certification costs reimbursed, up to $750 per scope of certification. This is a $250 increase from the previous two […]

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Quick Q&A: Organic Funding News and Deadlines!

What’s the scoop on the newest funding announcement? $300 million for farmers making the transition to organic?  That’s right! Last month, the USDA announced a new program and you (or someone you know) could benefit.    This new funding will include direct farmer assistance through the NRCS, including an increase in organic expertise and financial […]

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2022 USDA Cost Share Now Open!

This week, the USDA announced they are again accepting applications for two different cost share programs for organic and transitional producers. The provided funds help cover the cost of organic certification and other related expenses through the Organic Transitional Education and Certification Program (OTECP) and the Organic Certification Cost Share Program (OCCSP). Producers and handlers […]

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2022 Producer Renewal Updates

It’s that time again for OneCert certified producer operation’s annual renewal! Those operations that have received renewal packets recently may notice some changes to the provided paperwork. OneCert has updated some of our forms and even created new ones to better capture the certified operation’s organic system plan. Below is a highlight of some of […]

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Reduced Cost Share Reimbursement & How to Apply

On August 10, 2020, the USDA’s Farm Service Agency announced a change in reimbursement for those participating in the Organic Certification Cost Share Program (OCCSP). Per the announcement, certified producers and handlers are now eligible to receive reimbursement for up to 50% of the certification expenses, up to a maximum of $500 per scope. Previously, […]

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